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Video: Women of the Sky. From Muses to Scientists - Intro

National Central Library of Florence, Dante Hall

March 8 – June 8, 2024



Video courtesy of @museogalileo


This exhibition, the first of its kind in Italy, focuses on the role of women in astronomical research and on exploring the female images that most frequently feature in representations of the cosmos from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.


Drawing on the rich holdings of the Central National Library of Florence, this exhibition presents scientific, literary and cartographic works that reveal the presence of female protagonists and/or authors, in texts and manuscripts characterised by the association between women and the celestial spheres.




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